Recalling events from The Three Little Pigs
After a class reading of The Three Little Pigs, children were given a formatted page to sketch and write what they could recall of the story. In this piece of work, Molly shows that she can distinguish 'writing' from pictures, suggesting that she knows that print carries meaning. The work provides evidence for attainment on the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP), Reading scale point 2. Molly could talk about what happened in the story and sequence events orally (EYFSP Reading scale point 5). Her teacher commented that Molly relied heavily on the illustrations for comprehension and as a cue for what the words say (AF1 BL1).
Teacher's notes and reading new words
Ongoing records of words read show that Molly is beginning to read some high frequency words automatically, although her teacher notes that she needs support to help her identify the first sound of a phonically irregular word. Molly is beginning to use phonic knowledge, but tends to guess first rather than working from the initial sound. Evidence for FSP Reading scale point 3.
Molly was keen to choose to read words she knew, pointing to these on the word wall.
- Molly began by reading words that she was already familiar with and pointing to them as she read. She read 'not' as 'hot'. With support she could segment the word into individual sounds (AF1 L1 b1).
- Molly found it difficult to blend sounds together. She read 'no' as 'on' but was able to correct with a prompt identifying the first sound (AF1 BL1).